Chuck Furlong, clarinet/electronics
Chuck Furlong is an active performer in the Boston and New York areas. He has performed with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, North End Music and Performing Arts Commission (NEMPAC) Opera Project, and Boston Opera Collaborative.
In 2016, Chuck performed in Providence, RI, with Parallax Ensemble and Verdant Vibes. He will be joining the Verdant Vibes ensemble as principal clarinets player for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
In New York, Chuck has performed with Contemporaneous, played Pierrot Lunaire as part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Arnold Schoenberg series and in June 2016 performed at the Ensemble Mise-en Festival. Chuck has also been involved with Bang On A Can, performing as a fellow at the 2013 and 2014 Summer Festivals and playing at the 2012 marathon. With two other 2014 Summer Festival alumni, he helped to create Exceptet, an ensemble using the instrumentation of Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat. Exceptet performed at Merkin Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival and on Boston's Times Two Series.
Chuck earned his MM at the Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Michael Norsworthy, and his BM at New York University where he studied with Larry Guy. Chuck studied bass clarinet with Dennis Smylie.
Clifton Ingram, guitar/electronics
Clifton Ingram (b. 1983) is a Boston-based compose and guitarist (Rested Field). He has written music for Andy Costello, Marti Epstein, Chuck Furlong, Matt Sharrock, Equilibrium Ensemble, Joint Venture Percussion Duo, Ludovico Ensemble, and Transient Canvas.
From 2010 until 2012, he was a curator at Brown Rice, a performance venue for new experimental and improvised music and arts in Chicago.
In 2013, he attended the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Steve Drury, Rand Steiger, and Nicholas Vines.
He holds a MM in Composition from The Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Jan Swafford and Andy Vores.
His recent music is informed by an enthusiasm for liminality and related proximities to humanity, and has been described as “[straddling] an often quiet and dimly-lit threshold between longing and fulfillment, … delicate obstinance and soured gratification” (Dismissive Records).
Clifton is self-published by adret/ubac (ASCAP).
Daniel Lewis, percussion/electronics
Daniel T Lewis (b. 1986) is a Boston-based composer and percussionist specializing in contemporary classical chamber music and experimental improvisation. He holds a M.M. in Music Composition from The Boston Conservatory (2012), where he studied with Marti Epstein and Andy Vores, and a B.S. in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University (2009), where he studied composition with Kevin J. Isaacs and percussion with David Smith. Daniel’s music is performed frequently in Boston, Brooklyn, San Francisco, and across the US, with performances by the Greenville Chamber Players, Iktus Percussion, Lorelei Ensemble, and Ludovico Ensemble, and commissions from ALEA III, Boston Percussion Group, Conetube Reedwhistle, Florida Atlantic University Percussion Ensemble, KOEK, and Transient Canvas.
Daniel was a winner of the Boston Microtonal Society 2014 Call for Scores, and his music has been featured at the MA Chapter PAS Day of Percussion (2014), SICPP at NEC (2012), and at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival (2010).
Daniel currently performs with Rested Field, an experimental improv trio with Chuck Furlong, clarinets, and Clifton Ingram, guitars.
Daniel is currently the Development Director of Equilibrium Concert Series, a group dedicated to the advancement of new, Boston-local classical chamber music and its performers.
Daniel is self-published by NextArts (ASCAP).